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Our 6th grade team has weekly vocabulary words which students receive in a short worksheet packet. Helpful, but not very interesting. I have introduced the vocabulary in different ways: straight packet work and review, group presentations, word webs, a game or competition, but was hoping someone had other suggestions. I would dearly love more ideas which would engage them more fully.

Feb 11, 2015 7:49pm

  • English Language Arts
  • 6
  • Engagement


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    • Mar 4, 2015 6:00pm

      We have 4 nights of he (same pattern each night) first day introduce with context clues, second night a word puzzle for spelling (crossword or word search or word scramble), then inference sentences, then a concept sort. On the fifth day there is an assessment. We do foldables, flash cards, and games intermittently. Email me and I'll send some to you.
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      • Feb 11, 2015 7:58pm

        It's me again...Last year students could choose to work on their packet work or complete an individual or group activity which taught some or all of the words. They worked on their alternate work in class for a short period of time each day. I liked it because they didn't have to rely on homework just at home for practice. I would love some more ideas. :)

        • Feb 14, 2015 7:20pm

          What about introducing them in a jeopardy style team game? They could review the words as a group for 5-10 minutes, then the whole class could play a game of jeopardy to practice them.